Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hosea 9: 7-8 tells us about a problem in ancient Israel. "The prophet is a fool, The spiritual man is insane, Because of the greatness of your iniquity and great enmity. The watchman of Ephraim is with my God; But the prophet is a fowler's snare in all his ways --- Enmity in the house of his God."

Without being a prophet, the watchman continued to tell the truth. The prophets and spiritual men had collapsed spiritually due to the wickedness around them, but the watchman stayed true.

Anyone can speak God's Word when it is easy and safe. Speaking God's Word when it is unpopular and dangerous is another matter. Christians with the gift of prophecy will be under more stress when things are bad, and they have to have strength from God to hold up under that stress.

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